MUSEUMS & CULTURAL SPACES

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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OVERVIEW

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

The historic Museum of Science and Industry, just minutes from downtown, boasts one-of-a-kind, spectacular spaces for transformative corporate receptions, awards ceremonies, galas, weddings, proms, holiday parties, graduations and more. Hands-on exhibits & interactive tours deliver unforgettable experiences. Event Consultants work with you to bring your vision to life. From custom menus to partnering with top talent in decor, floral, lighting and stage design, we have events down to a science!

 

Clients

 

Nearby Attractions

Lake Michigan

Hyde Park

McCormick Place (Less than 10 Minutes)

Downtown (Less than 15 minutes)

VENUE INFO

Location
 

5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL

60637

Accessibility & Parking


Closest Airport: Chicago Midway and O'Hare International Airport

Car
Bus
Train

Valet Parking (Paid)
Onsite Parking Lot (Free)

Evening Rentals Include Complimentary Garage Parking

Direct, Underground Museum Access from Garage

Front Drive can Accommodate up to 8 Motor Coaches

Support


Business Hours
Email
Phone
FAQs/Help Center
Dedicated Event Manager

Languages

 

English

Event Spaces

8 Event Spaces

Capacity*


Reception Max: 12,000 attendees (Full Buyout)

Reception Min: 25 attendees

Seated Max: 1,200 attendees (Main Floor)

Seated Min: 25 attendees

Event Types

 

Awards Ceremonies
Benefits
Cocktail/Networking Receptions
Conferences
Festivals/Fairs
Incentive Trips
Livestream Events
Meetings
Premieres/Opening Events
Product Launches/Promo Events
Executive/Corporate Retreats
Seminars/Workshops
Trade Shows/Expos
Training/Team Building
Wedding/Social Events

 

ROOMS, CAPACITIES & VIRTUAL TOUR

Capacities subject to change due to COVID restrictions and regulations.

 

AMENITIES

AV & Lighting
 

In-House Audio Visual
Microphones
Projector
Projector Screen
TV Screens
Uplighting
Spotlighting
Rigging Points

Additional Sound and Lighting by Outside Contract

Catering
 

In-House Catering Required
Onsite Kitchen
Onsite Cafe/Bakery
Food Court
In-House Liquor License

Design & Decor
 

In-House Chairs
In-House Tables
In-House Cutlery
In-House Dishes
Moveable Risers & Platforms
Branding Opportunities
Art Collection/Special Exhibit/Installation
Cement Floor

Planning & Production
 

Dedicated Event Manager
AV Technician
Banquet Captain
Full Service Staff

All Events Include Security, Guides, and Facility Staff

Venue
 

ADA Compliant
Balcony
Ballroom
Garden
Green Room/Speaker Ready Room
Meeting Rooms
Patio
Storage/Back of House Operations
Men's Bathrooms
Women's Bathrooms
Unisex Bathrooms

Other
 

Partial Buyout
Full Venue Buyout

WiFi (Free)

Only Service Animals Permitted

Latest Event End: 12:00 am

 

SAFETY & SECURITY

COVID-19 Prevention
 

Sanitation Stations
Hourly Cleanings
Individually Packaged F&B
Socially Distant Floor Plans
Onsite First-Aid

Security
 

In-House Security Team
Full Video Surveillance System

Floor Plans Approved by Chicago Fire Department

 

INDUSTRY & AWARDS

Preferred Partners
 

Sodexo, Inc. 
Hall's Rentals
BBJ Linen
Sound Investment A/V
Kehoe Designs
HMR Designs
Kloechners Flowers
Magnificent Events
Prism Entertainment
TWA Photography

Affiliations
 

Choose Chicago
National Association for Catering & Events
International Live Events Association
Meeting Professionals International
Here's Chicago
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
American Association of Museums

Awards & Recognition
 

BizBash Hall of Fame 2019
Party Slate - Best Holiday Party Venue 2019
CaterSource Ace Award 2018
CaterSource Ace Award 2017

Unique Venues - Best High Tech Venue 2017
Illinois Meetings & Events - Best Historic or Cultural Venue 2015
Convene Magazine - Best in Show Offsite Venue 2015
EventUp.com Best Special Event Venue 2015

 

bizba.sh/msi  |  christie.springer@msichicago.org  |  (773) 753-1764

5700 SOUTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE  |  CHICAGO, IL 60637

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*Capacities may differ based on local COVID regulations.

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